123Macmini.com
FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   GalleryPhoto Gallery   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Mail---eMails---SPAM

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> General Software
View previous topic :: View next topic  

What eMail Provider do YOU get MOST or ALL of your SPAM from???
Internet Service Providers Mailbox
33%
 33%  [ 2 ]
gMail
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Yahoo.mail
33%
 33%  [ 2 ]
HotMail
16%
 16%  [ 1 ]
Other eMail
16%
 16%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 6

Author Message
billb
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 18 Jan 2009
Posts: 1315
Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:21 am    Post subject: Mail---eMails---SPAM Reply with quote

I don't pay much attention to the SPAM
I receive in Mac's Mail App. I usually get
two or three a day.

When it nears the end of the month I typically
take a peak in Mails Trash so I can delete all
of the detritus I've received for that month.

I noticed this morning that ALL of my received
SPAM comes from yahoo.mail. I get no SPAM
from gMail or from the eMail Box's provided by
my Internet Service Provider.

Who do you get most or all of your eMail SPAM from???
_________________
2011 Mac mini 2.7 GHz i7 with
16GB RAM, Samsung 512GB SSD
MacBook AIR 11 Inch
Mac mini, Model 1.1, 2.33 GHz C2D Proc
20" iMac G4 PPC
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Bandit Bill
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 07 Jun 2005
Posts: 5966
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put my ISP, but to me it doesn't really matter where it comes from. If you're not in my address book your mail gets junked. I still look through the junk to see if I missed something important. I prefer not to use any automated filters.

I have mail from multiple email accounts forwarded to my ISP account.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
billb
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 18 Jan 2009
Posts: 1315
Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:28 pm    Post subject: eMail Transfer Reply with quote

The only things in my Internet Service Providers
eMail box's are information and notices from them.

I don't use their eMail Box's at all, that way I can
drop their Internet service without hesitation and
sign up with another Internet Service Provider and
not worry about transferring my email.
_________________
2011 Mac mini 2.7 GHz i7 with
16GB RAM, Samsung 512GB SSD
MacBook AIR 11 Inch
Mac mini, Model 1.1, 2.33 GHz C2D Proc
20" iMac G4 PPC
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Bandit Bill
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 07 Jun 2005
Posts: 5966
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada

PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: eMail Transfer Reply with quote

billb wrote:
The only things in my Internet Service Providers
eMail box's are information and notices from them.

I don't use their eMail Box's at all, that way I can
drop their Internet service without hesitation and
sign up with another Internet Service Provider and
not worry about transferring my email.


I 100% agree with your way of thinking. My issue is I've had the same ISP/email account for 16 years now, so anyone I actually want to have my email has had this address for a long time now. It's as personal as my phone number if not more personal. Gmail and all those other options didn't exist back then.

If I were to do things again I would change the way I have things set up. I've wanted to change ISPs at times but I'm locked in because of the email. Unless I want to pay $5 per month to keep the email.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Cypher
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 24 Jan 2007
Posts: 3065
Location: North West - UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never use my ISP's mail. I bought my own domains over a decade ago which lets me keep control of my emails, so I don't have to worry about my email changing every time I changed ISP. I do pay for web hosting which includes a mail server but I'd be paying for this anyway to run my own site so it actually doesn't cost me anything for the mail service.

99% of my mail comes from my own domains and there's no fancy spam filtering in place at all. I've run it this way for as long as I can remember I get very close to zero spam emails.

Having my own domains allows me to create a unique address for every company or Web site I deal with, such as companyA@mydomain.com , companyB@mydomain.com etc even down to 123macmini@mydomain.com. Any mail sent to email addresses I haven't assigned is automatically rejected.

Most of the time I'm spam free but occasionally a rogue forum or company will sell on or allow my address out into the wild and I will start to receive spam. Its pretty rare for this to happen but it does occasionally, macheist Evil or Very Mad being a recent one. When I do see an address starting to receive spam I quickly log into my domain management system and just delete the address and the spam problem goes away. All thats left to do after that is to decide if I need a new email address for that company or not. I could divert mail from that compromised address to a separate IMAP account but I haven't had it happen on an address I need to keep yet.

My gmail accounts accept spam but they filter it pretty well. I'm not a fan of accepting spam so I prefer my approach where the mail isn't allowed through at all.

Mobile Me is the only account I occasionally get spam on, which is down to the spammers guessing my address as I rarely use it on any sites other than apple or to friends with PC's. Using an @mac.com address is aways fun when your e-mailing your windows mates. Although I'm probably not going to renew my mobile me account this time. I love the syncing but rarely use it for anything else so the price tag doesn't seem reasonable for what I use it for these days.
_________________
Phil

Mac Mini 2.53GHz - iMac 2.0Ghz - Macbook Pro 2.4GHz - iPad 1 32GB 3G
6TB Netgear Ready NAS NV+ - 6TB Drobo S


Last edited by Cypher on Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:17 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
billb
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 18 Jan 2009
Posts: 1315
Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:15 pm    Post subject: DO IT NOW....SWITCH YOUR eMail Accounts Reply with quote

I was just like BanditBill (and probably most others) in that
I had my eMail through my ISP. Then, lucky me, lost
everything I own, including my house to Hurricane Katrina.
I ended up living with several different relatives, for several
years, in several different states, using several different ISP's.
My eMail strategy evolved out of necessity. Maybe others can
learn from my misfortune. It my also cause you (and others)
to slowly over time switch their friends, relatives and business
contacts to your NEWELY CREATED gMail account(s).

Don't be lazy. Start today buy creating new eMail accounts
with gMail (or whoever). Then get your friends and relatives
to start using your NEW eMail address.

Did I say START TODAY. You may be glad you did.
_________________
2011 Mac mini 2.7 GHz i7 with
16GB RAM, Samsung 512GB SSD
MacBook AIR 11 Inch
Mac mini, Model 1.1, 2.33 GHz C2D Proc
20" iMac G4 PPC


Last edited by billb on Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:09 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Cypher
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 24 Jan 2007
Posts: 3065
Location: North West - UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still not happy having my mail in googles servers Confused
_________________
Phil

Mac Mini 2.53GHz - iMac 2.0Ghz - Macbook Pro 2.4GHz - iPad 1 32GB 3G
6TB Netgear Ready NAS NV+ - 6TB Drobo S
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
billb
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 18 Jan 2009
Posts: 1315
Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:36 pm    Post subject: gMail Dislikes Reply with quote

What don't you like about gMail?
Just curious.
_________________
2011 Mac mini 2.7 GHz i7 with
16GB RAM, Samsung 512GB SSD
MacBook AIR 11 Inch
Mac mini, Model 1.1, 2.33 GHz C2D Proc
20" iMac G4 PPC
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Cypher
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 24 Jan 2007
Posts: 3065
Location: North West - UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't trust Google, the biggest company on the Internet who specialises in search and making money, having access to all my private emails.
_________________
Phil

Mac Mini 2.53GHz - iMac 2.0Ghz - Macbook Pro 2.4GHz - iPad 1 32GB 3G
6TB Netgear Ready NAS NV+ - 6TB Drobo S
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
billb
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 18 Jan 2009
Posts: 1315
Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point!
I don't have the capability to setup my own
server etc. Whats a guy to do?
_________________
2011 Mac mini 2.7 GHz i7 with
16GB RAM, Samsung 512GB SSD
MacBook AIR 11 Inch
Mac mini, Model 1.1, 2.33 GHz C2D Proc
20" iMac G4 PPC
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> General Software All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



      

Shop:  Apple Store  |  Refurbished Macs  |  Refurbished iPads  |  MacConnection  |  Mac Mini Vault  |  Other World Computing

MK 1 Studio Mac mini Racks  |  Crucial Mac Memory  |  Top Free Mac Apps  |  Top Paid Mac Apps



123Macmini.com is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or approved by Apple Computer, Inc.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.
Copyright © 2011 123Macmini.com. All Rights Reserved.